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Any oil boiler recommendations, for part-time heat, would be appreciated!

Afternoon guys...first time poster.

I heat my 2000sqft home with high ceilings in central NY primarily with wood heat. However, when it is super cold <0F and we are out of town, we need a new oil boiler. My 25 yr old Utica boiler has seen better days.

Because this boiler will be used a couple of times a month in the winter, I'm not really worried about having the best performing efficiency, since I will not see the payback. I want a solid performer that will come on when I need it to come on...every time. Reliability is my primary concern without breaking bank. Cost is a concern. 1 income and 2 kids. :)

My needs are 75,000-100,000BTU. I would prefer to stay on the smaller side and run it more reguarly. The previous boiler was 105,000BTU and also heated the potable water. I have since installed a hot water heater and removed that need from the boiler system.

Thanks guys!

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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,450
    Buderus G115
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  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,334
    Hot water or steam?
  • sportbikerider78
    sportbikerider78 Member Posts: 2
    Hot water.

    An air leak developed on the Utica,,,this was where the burner flange meets the boiler. It appears that it warped the boiler and has me a tad sketched out.
    I bought the house 3 years ago and the boiler cuts in and out occasionally. I think it is time for a replacement, but it does not have any water leaks.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,687

    Hot water.

    An air leak developed on the Utica,,,this was where the burner flange meets the boiler. It appears that it warped the boiler and has me a tad sketched out.

    I've never heard of anything like that. Can you post a picture?
    steve